An armed security guard stands under a Cambodian flag in the capital Phnom Penh in November 2012. Photo: Reuters
An armed security guard stands under a Cambodian flag in the capital Phnom Penh in November 2012. Photo: Reuters

US imposes arms embargo on Cambodia over Chinese military influence

  • Human rights abuses and corruption were also cited as reasons for the restrictions
  • Washington and Beijing are jostling for position in Southeast Asia, where Cambodia has become one of China’s most important allies

Topic |   US-China relations
An armed security guard stands under a Cambodian flag in the capital Phnom Penh in November 2012. Photo: Reuters
An armed security guard stands under a Cambodian flag in the capital Phnom Penh in November 2012. Photo: Reuters
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